For the fourth time, Ms. McCaleb’s Envirothon Team takes first place at the Duck River RC&D regional competition. Their next challenge will be the state competition taking place May 7-8 in Crossville. Envirothon is an academic match-up where students compete in topics of wildlife identification and facts, aquatic ecology, forestry management and logging practices, soil judging, and this year’s special topic “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.”
At the state competition, each student takes a written test, completes a skills test and is given an environmental scenario that they must solve and present. Each team has only 7 hours to prepare their presentation which will be presented the next day in front of a panel of experts from the UT Agriculture Department, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association (TWRA), Tennessee Forestry Department, and the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The State winner will advance to the Nationals which will be held in North Carolina this year.
Are they “deep” in thought?
Good luck at the State Competition, Envirothon Team!
East Hickman High School welcomes Chris Austin as the new football coach for next year. He played football for four years and basketball for three years in high school. During college, he was part of the football team at UT Martin. Currently, he is coaching at Hickman County High in Centerville.
Coach Austin accepted the position at EHHS because he feels that it would be a great opportunity for him and his future students and players. “I like being involved in kids’ lives,” says the future coach. He will be teaching history at EHHS as well.
As a coach, he hopes to change the atmosphere surrounding and culture of his football players; however, he hopes to accomplish a little more as well. With sincerity, the future coach encouragingly states that he wants to be a part of all the good things in the future for EHHS,“not changing the atmosphere in the football team, [but] in the school.” He loves competitions and watching his team succeed. He greeted parents, students, and faculty at the Community Night hosted by EHHS school on March 7, 2019.
Students in Mrs. Boehm’s Culinary Arts III class spent three days planning and creating a five-course luncheon meal that was served to teachers and guests. The luncheon menu consisted of panko crusted fried macaroni and cheese appetizers followed by a cold strawberry bisque topped with mint. The next course was a salad of mixed spring greens with red and orange peppers, purple onions, and homemade croutons. The main course consisted of a turkey roulade filled with cheese, ham, and asparagus on a bed of rice with carmalized onion. The final dessert course was rich chocolate cake with both fudge sauce and strawberry coulis.
The Culinary Arts III team exhibited professionalism and decorum along with excellent time management and food preparation skills.
Representatives from East Hickman High School’s Future Business Leaders of America competed Monday, Jan 28th in regional competitions in Clarksville. All are now eligible to compete in Chattanooga at the state level in March. What a great team showing!
Students placed in the following categories:
Brayden Shaver, 2nd place- Business Calculations; Andre Walker, 1st place- Business Communications; Jacob Halloran, 4th place- Cyber Security; Nathaniel Tinsley, 7th place- Sports and Entertainment Management; Jesse Pickard and Brandon Aldrich, 4th place- Marketing; Taylor Tidwell, 5th place- Intro to Business; Kristina Dawson, 5th place- Advertising; Justin Turner, 6th place- Advertising
Across Tennessee, this is EPSO (Early Post-Secondary Opportunities) week. Teachers participated in a contest which featured one or more colleges from which they received degrees. Seniors voted on the winning designs.
The first place winner was Mr. James Dickson with his interactive design in which seniors had to find their “piece” of the door.
Coming in second, Mrs. Polk celebrated her time spent at both Columbia State and Middle Tennessee State University with a dual-toned door.
In third place, Mrs. McCaleb went big with an oversized diploma, horseshoe and logo.
With tents dotting the surrounding area and a large crowd of spectators, the campus accommodated three hundred students from 24 surrounding schools gathered to run East Hickman High School’s cross country course. The course on the campus has been developed and maintained for the past two years by Coaches Matney and Dickson. Mr. Dickson, who is not coaching at this time, attributes the lion’s share of the work to Mr. Greg Matney.
The momentous first meet drew former cross country runners back to the school to support the efforts that the coaches have contributed in order to make this event happen at EHHS. Patrick and Catie Latham, siblings, who are both former cross country runners, made special plans to attend the event. Patrick just finished 33 days in the field, but said he had to make the meet. Catie, also, made sure to rearrange her work and college schedule to attend. This attests to the dedicated coaches that have worked with these young adults.
Coach Amy Matney states that “2013 was the year I fell in love with cross country.” She goes on to say that in 2018 she did not know that “I would be coaching three teams for our schools [middle and high school] and helping host our first home meet.” This is a dream that has come to fruition for the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams.
High school cross country runners Olivia Plunkett and Blair King wait at the finish line for the middle school girls to cross.
Crowds and tents are scattered throughout the campus.
Former cross country runners, Catie and Patrick Latham, visit with coaches and those at the finish line.